Friday, November 12, 2010

Lessons from the Edge

Don't bother worrying about things. It probably won't be as bad as you think.

I have mentioned before that I am doing a "Resident of the Week" thing at work. I interview one person each week, feature them on a bulletin board, and introduce them at lunch on Mondays. Well, Wednesday I interviewed next week's resident and he had a very good lesson for me.
I asked Joe, "What's the greatest lesson you have ever learned?" And he proceeded to tell me a story. He said for the past couple of weeks he has been having trouble hearing - even though he has hearing aids. It was getting worse and worse, and Joe was afraid he was going to completely lose his ability to hear.
But Tuesday he went to the audiologist and found out he had significant wax build-up in his hears. The doc cleaned the wax out, and now all is well!
Joe looked at me and told me the greatest lesson he has ever learned - as illustrated in his concern over his hearing:

Don't bother worrying about things. It probably won't be as bad as you think.

Ahhh. Words of wisdom from one of my favorite 95-year-olds!

Karen

10 comments:

Patricia/NYC said...

Truer words were never spoken! ;)

Have a great weekend!

Irritable Mother said...

Thanks. You, too! *grin*

Nichole said...

Love it! This put a smile on my face!

Irritable Mother said...

Nichole - I'm glad. *grin*

gianna said...

What a breath of fresh air! I love it!

Irritable Mother said...

Gianna - Yes. It isn't really profound, and yet - it is!

Leah @ Point Ministries said...

Boy is that ever sonmething I need to learn! I can turn a hangnail into cancer in a matter of hours with worrying. Gotta trust more.

Leah

Irritable Mother said...

Leah, I think you and I were made from the same mold. I can do that to a hangnail, too! *sheepish grin*

Tea with Tiffany said...

precious story and wisdom, i need my ears clean to hear God some times.

:) Miss your smile!

Irritable Mother said...

Tiffany - It's good to see you!
The thing I love is that God knows what's wrong when we aren't hearing Him, and He is able to show us the problem. Then it's just up to us to respond in obedience so the 'airway' is clear again.